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English : a story of Marmite, queuing and weather

Author: Ben Fogle
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite - or is it something less easily defined? Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country of wax  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Fogle
ISBN: 0008222282 9780008222284 9780008222246 000822224X 9780008222253 0008222258
OCLC Number: 1005887300
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ben Fogle.

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What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite - or is it something less easily defined?  Read more...

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